Friday, November 6, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | If Your Life Were a Movie: Special Guest Mark Reay

This is episode 5 of the LUCIMA Podcast series, "If Your Life Were a Movie".
Everyone has a story to tell. Human stories about change, transformation and often redemption. Through real life story arcs, our special guests explain how they became who they are today. Join us for an inside look into some amazing stories.
As it turns out Mark's life *is* a movie. The Hollywood Reporter writes:
"Call it high-functioning homelessness: Mark Reay, a onetime male model who looks like a silver-fox socialite, takes photos of New York fashionistas during the day and sneaks up to a rooftop each night, huddling in a hidden sleeping bag until morning. Showing how he manages to keep his homelessness secret, director Thomas Wirthensohn (a model himself, who met Reay in the '90s and makes his debut here) offers a fascinating look at life in a city where getting by can be a lot more complicated than it seems. His investigation of Reay's psyche is less deep than one might hope for, but the observational material alone is enough to merit attention on the doc circuit — and probably to scare New Yorkers who live with the knowledge that good gigs can vanish in an instant."
In this podcast Charles speaks with Mark via Skype as Mark still lives in New York City. The conversation reveals backstories and details about the making of the documentary and Mark answers some tough questions that arose from Charles and Keith's pre-interview discussion. Questions like, "Why don't you have long-term relationships? Why don't you just live with your mother? How many cigarettes do you smoke a day?"
If you want an inside look at the inside look of Mark Reay, this is your podcast.
If you haven't seen the film, watch Homme Less available on iTunes November 9th!
References in the podcast:
Mark's pictures:
Ellen Von Unwerth :
International Center of Photography:
Dazed and Confused:
The View interview:
Lara Stone:
Mark Reay backstage:
Director Thomas Wirthensohn:

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